Research 101

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This active-learning workshop will take students through the research process by focusing on the Library’s Discover search tool and/or subject-specific databases for finding, downloading, and citing print and electronic resources.  Students will develop search strategies and brainstorm keywords based on research topics. Students will be given basic guidelines for determining credibility, authority and reliability of sources. 

The workshop will be tailored to the subject area and/or assignment. Interactive digital tools will be used: students will complete a digital worksheet to record their searches that can also be shared in summary form with the hosting instructor.

After this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Identify a range of information source types which are appropriate for their assignment or program
  • Apply relevant keywords and synonyms to build effective search strategies
  • Identify basic strategies for selecting quality resources
  • Practice searching, downloading, and citing articles and other resources related to their search

Skill Type: Research
Level: Foundational
Delivery Method: In-class workshop
Ideal Audience: Students with little/no research experience
Time Required: 60-75 minutes
Best Practice: This session works best as an introduction to a research assignment. 
Technology Required: This is a hands-on workshop; a computer lab or student laptops are required.

Interested in booking a session? We invite you to reach out to your librarian.

Students can borrow the equipment listed below from the Library or Learning Commons. Bring your student card to the relevant desk to get the items.